COVID vax, antivirals sagot sa muling pagbubukas ng Pinas- OCTA fellow

COVID vax, antivirals sagot sa muling pagbubukas ng Pinas- OCTA fellow

December 7, 2021 @ 8:24 AM 10 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Iginiit ng isang OCTA Research fellow nitong Lunes ng gabi na ang pagbabakuna at antiviral drugs umano ang magtatapos sa coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic sa bansa at tuluyang magbubukas dito.

Sa isang briefing kasama si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, hinikayat ni Fr. Nicanor Austriaco ang mga Pilipino na magpabakuna upang mapanatili ang population immunity.

“The way out of this pandemic is through vaccinations and anti-viral drugs. This combination will transform pandemic COVID-19 into endemic COVID-19,” pahayag ni Austriaco.

“We will be able to open the society where COVID-19 will become a regular flu,” dagdag niya.

Inudyukan din niya ang pamahalaan na dagdagan ang population immunity sa mga airports.

“Omicron will enter through an airport, most likely and so we have to build a wall of vaccinated Filipinos around these airports because once Omicron arrives, it will try to spread to the Filipino population and if the Filipinos around the airports are heavily vaccinated then it doesn’t matter if there is an OFW who returns home because even if this person is able to enter the community, the virus will struggle,” ani Austriaco.

Nanawagan din siya sa gobyerno na ipagpatuloy ang pagbili ng antiviral drugs “to further decouple cases and hospitalizations.”

“All antiviral drugs are equally effective against all variants of SARS-CoV-2,” aniya pa. RNT/SA